For the past few days, a social media debate has raged over the color of a dress: some people see it as white and gold; others see it as blue and black (a greater amount of people on facebook polled think it's white and gold according to buzzfeed); some can first see it as one of the two colors and then can also see it in the other color.
The fight is about more than just social media—it’s about primal biology and the way human eyes and brains see color. Why do people see different colors on the same object? What's the science behind it?
If, like me, you can only see this dress as either white and gold (or blue and black), you might be interested to learn how to see it in both colors.
What You Need to Know About This Interesting Phenomenon
The science of why no ones agrees on the color of this dress
Learn how human color perception works and why people see different colors:
How to see this dress as both white and gold and black and blue
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More Pictures that Cheated Your Eyes
It looks like they are moving right? Well if you look at each individually, they are absolutely stationary. Some might say you are under great pressure if you see the the circles moving fast.